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♡ cheerful, optimistic, a little shy, protective, generous
♡ likes tea, early morning, plants, gardening, wind chimes, & stationary
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♡ talks and sings to her plants every day
♡ often sits near cliffsides and day dreams
♡ windy weather is her favorite
♡ wishes everyone happiness and peace
♡ likes to make friendship bracelets and charms

72 DIY Bracelets. DIY GIFT GUIDE from truebluemeandyou. *UPDATED - all 72 links checked and fixed.*

This used to be 8 separate posts, but I’ve consolidated them into 1.

2012 was an excellent year for DIY Jewelry from bloggers. There are bracelet DIYs here for every budget and skill level.

For other roundups of DIY Gift Guides from earrings to necklaces to spa gifts go here:

  1. Leather Cuff from Think Crafts! here.
  2. DIY Inspiration: Rings’ Bracelet here. Old rings, rings that don’t fit, cheap rings etc… joined with O rings and a toggle clasp.
  3. Cardboard/cereal Box Bracelets for Kids from A Fanciful Twist here.
  4. Fisherman’s Sailor Knot from Etsy here.
  5. Chain and Rhinestone Bracelet from I SPY DIY here.
  6. Anthropologie Knockoff Weights and Measures Bracelet by Flamingo Toes here.
  7. Chan Luu Knockoff Bracelets from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar here.  
  8. Memory Wire Spiral Bracelet from Yellow Blackbird here.
  9. Two Styles of Leather Braided Bracelets from Maryjanes and Galoshes here.
  1. Wrapped Scrap Felt Bracelet from Bugs and Fishes here.
  2. Metallic Wrapped Leather Cord Friendship Bracelet from Dismount Creative here.
  3. Kabiri Knockoff Ombre Bracelet Using Plumbing Parts from inspiration & realisation here.
  4. Floss Wrapped Leather Bracelet from El Cuaderno de Ideas here.
  5. Betsey Johnson Knockoff Half Stretch Bracelet from Crafting Rebellion here.
  6. Easy Charm Bracelet with Button Closure from Wobisobi here.
  7. David Yurman Knockoff Pearl and Multi Chain Bracelet by Flamingo Toes here.
  8. Tie Dye Like Friendship Bracelet with Charms from Quiet Lion here.
  9. Polymer Clay Braided Bracelet from Delighted Momma here.
  1. Ladder Stitch Bracelet from Lima Beads here.
  2. Textured Polymer Beads Tutorial from Jibby and Juna here.
  3. Heart Friendship Bracelets from Purlbee here.
  4. Button Bracelet from quelinda crafts here.
  5. Masculine Bracelets Tutorial Roundup from Thanks, I Made It here.
  6. Book Page Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects here.  
  7. Knockoff Les Nereides Pom Pom Bracelet from Small Good Things here.
  8. Knockoff Matthew Williamson Neon Drawstring Bracelet from inspiration & realisation here. *All supplies from Home Depot.
  9. Hemp Twine Wish Bracelets from Happy Hour Projects here.
  1. Galaxy Cuff from Pretty Quirky Pants here.
  2. Braided T-Shirt Bracelets with Magnet Closures from Hello Natural here.
  3. Easy Rope Knot Bracelet from Belrossa here.
  4. KIDS CRAFT and fund raiser LEGO jewelry links. LEGO Bracelet from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! here.
  5. Star Beaded Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects here.
  6. No Sew Easy Trim Bracelet from Momtastic here. *Velcro closure.
  7. Rhinestone Embroidery Thread Friendship Bracelet from all the good girls go to heaven here.
  8. Woven Friendship Bracelet Using a Circular Cardboard Loom from Michael Ann Made here.
  9. Yarn Wrapped Rope Bracelet with Button Closure from cut out + keep here.
  1. Bead and Leather Bracelet with a Button Closure from Happy Hour Projects here.  
  2. Braided Bead Bracelet from Pretty Quirky Pants here.  
  3. Multi Strand Rope Bracelet from inspiration & realisation here. *You can use ribbon crimp ends for almost any material.
  4. Leather Studded Bracelet from Fashionrolla here.  
  5. 2 Easy Bead and Crystal Bracelets with Sliding Square Knot Closures from Wobisobi here.
  6. Knitted Wire and Pearl Cuff from COCO Knits here.Photo: inspiration & realisation who used this pattern.
  7. Hardware Store Brass Hinge Bracelet here. Top Photo: DIY from The Stripe, Bottom Photo: DIY from Sprinkles in Springs.
  8. Polymer Clay Chanel and Pamela Love Crystal Cuff from Dream, Create here.
  9. Diamond Hex Nut Bracelet from Trinkets in Bloom here.
  1. Diamond Beaded Bracelet from Wild Amor here.
  2. Braided Bracelet With Charm from Happy Hour Projects here.
  3. Leather Studded Wrap Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It here.  
  4. Gold Tube Bracelet with Sliding Knot Closure from Honestly…WTF here.  
  5. Gold Lace Cuff from Runway DIY here.
  6. Beyond Easy $1.50 Ball Chain Bracelet from Bettina’s Blog here.
  7. Pearl and Tube Bracelet from inspiration & realisation here. *Amazing knockoff of a designer who doesn’t want to be named.
  8. Jean Inseam Bracelet from Mich L. in L.A. here.
  9. Roundup of Fifty DIY Bracelets from Saved by Love Creations here.
  1. Bungee Cord Hardware Store Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It here.
  2. Cord Wrapped Leather Bracelet by lebenslustiger here.
  3. Easy Ribbon, Suede or Yarn Wrapped Bangles from Studs and Pearls here.
  4. Rose Gold Chain and Wire Bracelet and Anklet from Love Maegan here.
  5. Shell Bracelet or Any Charm with Sliding Knot Closure from Happy Hour Projects here.
  6. Sliding Knot Closure Evil Eye Charm Bracelet from Honestly WTF here.
  7. Cord Charm Bracelet with Knotted Closure from Passions for Fashion here.  
  8. Morse Code Bracelets Using Crimp Beads from Fall for DIY here.
  9. Rhinestone Wrap Bracelet from LuLu’s here.
  1. Spike Bracelet from The Stripe here.
  2. Ribbon and Silk Wrapped Charm and Bead Bracelet from inspiration & realisation here.
  3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Knockoff Sporty Turnlock Bracelet by Swellmayde here.
  4. Leather Cord Bead Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects here.
  5. Two Easy Braided Bracelets with Beads from Lines Across here.
  6. Fishtail Friendship Bracelet with Button Closure from Typical House Cat here.
  7. Button Bracelet from Cosmo Cricket here.
  8. Tube Bracelets Done 2 Ways  from Small Good Things here.
  9. 4 Easy Knit Cuffs from A La Sascha here.

12 Favorite DIY Bracelets. Part 1. Part 2 is here. Annual Gift Guide 2014. There are DIY Bracelets for every skill level and price range - from easy “stick and glue” bracelets to rough crystal cuffs. *For the 2013 Gift Guide of 72 DIY Bracelets go here. For the 2012 DIY Gift Guide of 72 DIY Bracelets go here.  

DIY Crimp Bead Crystal Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It.

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DIY 2 Easy Leather Bracelet Tutorials form El Cuaderno de Ideas.

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DIY Melted Perler Beads Braided Bracelet from Pink Stripey Socks.

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DIY Easy Nautical Knot Rope Bracelet from Etsy.

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DIY Leather, Crystal and Metal Wrap Bracelet from How Did You Make This?

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DIY Shamballa Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects.

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DIY Tiny Friendship Bracelet with Charm from I Spy DIY.

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Easy DIY Stick and Glue Torque Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It.

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DIY Cotton Ribbon Rhinestone Bracelet from A Pair & A Spare.

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DIY Leather Arrow Bracelet with Button Closure from Lebenslustiger.

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DIY Free People Inspired $12 Wrapped Rough Crystal Bracelet from Chic Steals.

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DIY Knockoff Aurelie Bidermann Braided Cuff from Honestly WTF.

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Roundup DIY 9 Friendship Bracelet Tutorials. Summer 2014 Part 1. Part 2 is here and Part 3 is here.

  1. Knotted Charm Bracelet from My White Idea.
  2. Friendship Bracelet Tutorials from The Purl Bee.
  3. Knotted Friendship Bracelet from Erin Siegel Jewelry.
  4. Tiny Friendship Bracelet with Charm from I Spy DIY.
  5. Friendship Bracelet Kit and Printable from eighteen25.
  6. Removable Friendship Bracelet from Hey Wanderer.
  7. Tiny Friendship Crimp Bead Bracelet from Thanks, I Made it.
  8. 5 Strand Braid Tutorial from Design and Form.
  9. Heart Friendship Bracelet from Hey Wanderer.

Below is a Roundup of 18 Friendship Bracelet Tutorials I posted including a site with hundreds of patterns for bracelets (#9 Bottom Photo).

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Guest Blog: What Kandi Means to Me

Editor’s note: This is an extension of our Kandi Culture segment, first begun here.

Hi my name is Megan Buchholz! I’m from Los Angeles and I was first introduced to the rave scene in 2010 through an event called Nu Disko. One day my friend asked me if I wanted to go to a rave with him and his brother. Although I didn’t know much about raves, I decided to be spontaneous and go. It is the best decision I have ever made and I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. Entering this culture completely changed me as a person and made me so much more happy, friendly, and outgoing. Raving has also made me feel so much more accepted as a person.

The first time I exchanged kandi was at my first event. Someone in the group I went with gave me a mini cuff and it was amazing to me because I had never seen anything like it before. I ended up receiving a kandi necklace, a few cuffs and some singles that night. Because I didn’t know about the whole kandi aspect of raving, I didn’t have any kandi to give back to anyone. However, the rave community is so generous that everyone seemed to not care so much about receiving anything in return.

Here’s a quick crash course on the different types of kandi: singles are one row of beads, or a simple bracelet. 3D cuffs are rows of beads basically woven together to create a large piece of kandi. My favorite thing about 3D cuffs is that you can keep adding on more and more layers to make them as large as you want. Mini- cuffs are just smaller versions of these large 3D cuffs.

I first learned how to make cuffs through online tutorials, but after a lot of practice I developed my own methods of creating pieces. I learned to think outside the box and add extra rows of beads in random places, have charms hanging around the cuff, or try something completely new.

Some background on this piece: this is the Pokémon Eevee and I’ve loved this character since I was young so I thought it was fitting to make a big cuff of her. Eevee can evolve into numerous other types of Pokémon. She reminds me of raving because outside of a rave you are simple like Eevee, but when you go to a rave you can be anything you want to be.

This was the first large kandi cuff I ever made, and is by far my favorite.
It is also the most difficult design I have ever done. The actual perler itself took me about three hours to create and the cuff took an additional three to four hours. The design for the cuff was a completely random idea I came up with. The most difficult part of making the cuff was having the patience to sit and make the perler itself, as well as choosing the color scheme of the actual cuff. It was my first time creating such a large piece of kandi so it was a bit overwhelming but I’m so happy I took the time to make it! I think it ended up turning out way better than I expected, and I really love the final result.

These are two singles I received at Nocturnal Wonderland this year. I’m obsessed with fairies so the fact that I received two bottles of fairy dust in one night made me so happy. The girl who gave me the orange fairy dust told me that whenever I need some happiness or hope in my life, this little bottle of fairy magic will help me.

These are two cuffs that I made for my best friend and myself for our birthdays. They each say our rave names (mine is Venus, his is Atlas) and they have different beads and charms all over them that each have their own special meaning. My favorite bead on the cuffs is from a Chinese friendship bracelet, and my favorite charms are the ones that say “camping” on them because my friend and I always go camping together. These cuffs mean the world to me and I hope my friend likes his (he hasn’t even seen it yet!).

These are just a few examples of the types of kandi I have made throughout the years. Making kandi is my favorite way of spreading PLUR, and ever since I first learned what PLUR was, I have continued to use it throughout my everyday life. To me, PLUR is about accepting everyone for who they are. It’s about opening up your life to all different types of people and possibilities. Mostly, it’s about sending out a message of love and peace and I think it’s a great belief for everyone to live by.

If I could send out one message to all the ravers for 2014, I would say to be thankful for EDM and this whole scene in general, and to be grateful that we are lucky enough to attend these magical events and be part of such an amazing and loving community. I know I have been since the very first day I was accepted into this world.

By Megan Buchholz